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New Spanish-Language Initiative from National Center for Learning Disabilities

Today one in five school children is Hispanic, and it is estimated that Hispanics will account for 95% of the teen population growth in the U.S. in the next decade. continue reading »

Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

She and her colleagues looked at 338 children in 49 preschool classrooms and found that, among children with low initial language skills, those who were placed in the lowest-ability classes continue reading »

Spooky Contacts Can be Nightmare for Eyes

Laura Butler was vacationing in Virginia Beach, Va., when, on a whim, the brown-eyed mom decided to buy a pair of blue contact lenses for $29.99 from a novelty shop. continue reading »

Latinos: Will Eating Halloween Sweet Treats Make You Sweeter? Yes Says Research

As Latinos get ready to don their Halloween finest the question must be asked: If you have a sweet tooth for Halloween candy or for that matter all candy, will you have a sweeter personality? continue reading »

Halloween Doesn’t Have to be Scary for Your Diet

Trying to avoid eating the entire bag of candy bars you bought for Halloween before the big night arrives? Worried that you won't have the willpower to resist midnight raids on your child's Halloween stash? continue reading »

Illegal Silicone Butt Injections from Mexico to be Discussed at Medical Conference

The 30-year-old woman arrived at the Henry Ford Hospital emergency room in Detroit out of breath and coughing blood. It didn't take long for doctors to figure out why continue reading »

Health Tip: Take Care to Prevent Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are common overuse injuries, and may take lots of time to fully heal. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to help reduce your risk of stress fractures: continue reading »

Study Finds Race Plays Role in Risk for Arthritis

Blacks have a higher rate of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis than whites do, a new study finds. Osteoarthritis is a painful chronic disease caused by a loss of cartilage in the joints. continue reading »

See How GiveForward Is Helping Latino Families Survive Medical Crisises

GiveForward gives people personal fund raising pages to raise money for loved one's medical expenses. The organization has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for things like chemotherapy, organ transplants continue reading »

Latino Community Will Get Help Getting Healthy with New LULAC Initiative

With the goal of reversing the rate at which Latinos are becoming obese or overweight, LULAC today announced a community health education initiative focused on healthy food options continue reading »

STUDY:  Entire Brain Used When Trying to Win in Game Playing

Nearly your entire brain is engaged in striving for success when you play games, according to a new study. The finding that many more brain regions besides the reward centers activate in an attempt to win games, such as rock-paper-scissors, makes sense in terms of evolution, the Yale University researchers noted. continue reading »

STUDY:  Big Tobacco Covered Up Information on Cancer Risk

A new study claims that tobacco companies knew for years that cigarette smoke contained dangerous and potentially deadly radioactivity but purposefully didn't let the public know. continue reading »

Health Tips:  When Your Child Has a Headache

Children are thought to be no less prone than adults to dull or throbbing pains of the head. The Nemours Foundation mentions these common triggers of headaches in children: continue reading »

Latino Leaders Call for Increased Funding to Combat Growing HIV Epidemic in Community

Congressional and Latino community leaders called for enhanced efforts to combat the growing HIV epidemic in their communities and adequate resources to implement the Administration’s new HIV/AIDS Strategy during a Capitol Hill congressional briefing. continue reading »

Health Tip: Teach Your Child Bullying is Wrong

Preventing bullying must start at home, so parents must set a good example and discourage the practice whenever possible. continue reading »

STUDY:  Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit

The male and female participants were asked about their sexist attitudes toward women and whether they were willing to engage in uncommitted or short-term sex. Men were also asked how often they used assertive strategies to initiate relationships and women were asked if, and to what degree, they found these types of advances desirable. continue reading »

Health Tip:  When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful

Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn't for everyone. continue reading »

STUDY:  Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood

The ability to remember the origin of memories isn't fully developed until adulthood, a new study says. This ability refers not only to memories of past events but also to the origin of those memories -- for example, remembering not just meeting a particular person but the context in which you met that person, the German researchers explained. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center’s official report on the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children shows the trend is upward. Nonetheless, there were different prevalence rates amongst different ethic groups. continue reading »

Health Tip: Eating Disorders May Affect Oral Health

Eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, may affect the health of your teeth and gums. continue reading »